Institute of International Education's White Paper on Study Abroad

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Jun 09, 2009 / 0 comments

IIE recently released Expanding Study Abroad Capacity at U.S. Colleges
and Universities
, the sixth white paper in the Meeting America's Global Education Challenge Series. The paper explores critical challenges and potential strategies from the perspective of U.S. institutions to address ongoing needs and solutions for expanding the field of international education for U.S. students.


To stimulate and help inform the ongoing dialogue of increasing study abroad capacity, IIE also invited its colleague organizations, the Forum on Education Abroad and NAFSA: Association of International Educators, to contribute chapters to this White Paper, adding context to a snapshot capacity survey jointly conducted by the Institute and the Forum. A final chapter from the Council for International Exchange of Scholars focuses on the impact of scholar and faculty exchange on study abroad participation.

IIE thanks all Forum on Education Abroad and IIENetwork institutional
members who completed the survey last fall.

Table of Contents

by Allan E. Goodman

President and CEO

Institute of International Education

I. Expanding U.S. Study Abroad Capacity: Findings from an IIE-Forum

by Robert Gutierrez, Jennifer Auerbach, and Rajika Bhandari, IIE


II. Assessment and Improvement: Expanding Education Abroad Capacity and Enhancing Quality Through Standards of Good Practice

by Brian Whalen, The Forum on Education Abroad


III. Expanding Study Abroad: Where There's a Will, There's a Way

by Margaret Heisel, Center for Capacity Building in Study Abroad and
Robert Stableski, NAFSA: Association of International Educators


IV. Vital and Overlooked: The Role of Faculty in Internationalizing U.S.

by Sabine O'Hara, Council for International Exchange of Scholars


Appendix: Program and Policy Resources for Expanding Study Abroad


The white paper can be downloaded at: